the rockets general manager who put this team together. >> darrell, you're the general manager. you brought in james hardy. you brought in lin, now you have dwight howard. what makes you think this is going to work? >> it's pretty simple. you look at the formula for winning championships, and its pairing a top, pierce garnett, wade, shaq, kobe, shaq, genobili, gun can, that's the former l and we feel that we have it. if we don't make the playoffs we'll be disappointed for sure. i think we've got a chance. there is only five to seven teams in the league that have a chance to win the title going into the season, i feel like we're one of them. >> with that said the rockets still have yet to play a game leaving houston with high hopes but unclear how their season will play out.